Viewfinder

Marc Cook spends a few days helping perform the annual on a friends RV-7A, and finds it much easier than doing his own.

Light Stuff

Ready to jump into gyroplanes? Roy Beisswenger explains the options available and the regulations for this exciting segment of aviation.

Viewfinder

Editor-at-Large Marc Cook considers the relevance of airworthiness directives for homebuilders and reflects on what he learned about the current homebuilt market at Sun ’n Fun.

Free Flight

What does a video game have in common with building an airplane? More than you might think.

Editor’s Log

As Paul Dye takes the helm at KITPLANES, he looks forward to covering this exciting time in the Experimental aircraft community.

The Dawn Patrol

“Hey, who you callin’ old?”

Letters

Courtesy Light QuestionI just read your courtesy light article . Great stuff! That's what sets the Experimental planes apart from the rest of GA—the...

Editor’s Log

The same plane twice…

Editor’s Log

On with the shows!

Yes, you can…maybe!

Can I use my experience in building an airplane as the basis for getting my Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic's certificate?

In Case You Missed it

To Launch a Light Sport

Once he decided on a kit, builder Bob Fritz went full-speed ahead on the project and has made remarkable progress in a short time. He’s nearly ready to start making airplane noises.

What’s New

Find welding resources at USAWeld.com, Ztron Labs offers an alternative to conventional aircraft circuit breakers, and record your flights with the AV-HD video system from Data Toys. Edited by Abby Ventzke.

Wind Tunnel

Pitch non-linearities.

ELTs of Tomorrow Today

The FAA mandates the use of emergency locator transmitters so that downed aircraft can be found and assistance provided. But times are changing, and its important to understand the nature of the new technology so that you can best equip yourself; by Bob Fritz.